Free English-Bemba Dictionary: A-M

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Learning to speak Bemba language can be fun if you have some help. In this post we start our journey to populate an online English-Bemba Dictionary, in alphabetical order. The Bemba dictionary is not comprehensive but contains the more commonly used words.

 

If there are particular words you want to translate please feel free to leave a message below. If you speak Bemba and would like to participate, get in touch with us with suggestions about how you wish to participate.

Your comments and corrections are most welcome.

If you want to translate English to Bemba you can send in your word and we will do our best to include it in the Bemba dictionary. Or if you simply cannot wait until we get to the word you want to learn because it appears under the letter “Z” let us know and we will translate it for you.

Remember that we want to include all other Zambian languages here. So if you speak Lamba, Lozi, Tonga, Nyanja, Tumbuka, Chokwe, or any other Zambian language, you can start the ball rolling by sending in a few words at a time and we will add it to our database. You can translate Bemba or another language into English and vise versa.

The following table covers letters of the alphabet from A  to M

Click on a letter of the alphabet to get to the appropriate section of the English to Bemba dictionary:

A , BC, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M

 

N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

(For Free English to Bemba Translation Service click here)

Coming soon: O – Z

 

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Click on a letter of the alphabet to get to the appropriate section of the English to Bemba dictionary:

A , BC, D, E, F, G, H, I, J, K, L, M

N, O, P, Q, R, S, T, U, V, W, X, Y, Z

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  104 comments for “Free English-Bemba Dictionary: A-M

  1. November 21, 2016 at 12:25 pm

    what Cinnamon in bemba?

  2. JS
    October 31, 2016 at 5:12 am

    Hi Collin,
    “Wood” = “Umuti”
    “Woods” = “Imiti” / “Impanga”
    “Fire wood”(many pieces) = “Inkuni”
    “Firewood”(one piece) = “Ulukuni”

  3. Collin Hunt
    October 30, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    What is the Bemba word for wood?

  4. able
    September 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm

    what is in’gombe iyanakashi and iyaume in bemba?

  5. May 30, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    what is ulusonga(plant )in English

    • JS
      May 30, 2016 at 8:05 pm

      Hi Mulyata. “Ulunsonga” is the Bemba name for the milk bush plant commonly used as a hedge around houses.
      Wikipedia gives the following:
      “Euphorbia tirucalli (also known as aveloz, firestick plants, Indian tree spurge, naked lady, pencil tree, pencil cactus, sticks on fire or milk bush).”

  6. Jack
    December 29, 2015 at 7:28 pm

    “The great I am” in bemba

  7. Burton
    November 17, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    president in bemba
    2)- chief justice
    3)- judge

  8. Burton
    November 17, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    president in bemba
    2)- chief justice
    3)- judge

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